12 Jan 2018 15:10pm
KARIBIB, 12 JAN (NAMPA) The Karibib Town Council (KTC) serviced 309 erven in 2017, the towns Mayor, Petrus Nabot has said.
Speaking to Nampa on Wednesday, Nabot said the municipality made progress in terms of land and housing provision in 2017.
Of the serviced erven, Nabot said the council plans to build 21 houses for its employees while 71 erven were sold to the National Housing Enterprise.
KTC also entered into a public-private partnership (PPP) agreement with Tulaing Properties Developer to construct 50 low cost houses.
The remaining erven, meanwhile, will be sold to residents on a private treaty mode as per the councils waiting list.
The extension that we have also built is Extension 4 whereby we have started with 20 houses. Those houses are 99 per cent completed, said Nabot, adding that the houses are valued between N.dollars 200 000 and N.dollars 600 000 each.
He added that Extension 5 is being developed to cater for housing needs of different income groups.
The groups are divided into three; ultra-low income (earning N.dollars 3 000 and below), low (earning between N.dollars 3 000 and N.dollars 7 000) and middle (earning from N.dollars 7 000 to N.dollars 15 000).
We want to make housing accessible to the people of Karibib in order to mitigate or to assist our government in achieving national growth, especially the Harambee Prosperity Plan, said Nabot.
A document obtained from the KTC shows that a little over N.dollars 100 million has been earmarked for a bulk infrastructure master plan for 2016 to 2030.
As part of the plan, the council seeks to service Karibib Extension 2 (N.dollars 10.5 million), Karibib Extension 3 (N.dollars 14.60 million) and Karibib Extension 4 for N.dollars 16.5 million.
The same document shows that Usab Extension 2 (N.dollars 15.9 million), Usab Extension 3 (N.dollars 15.3 million) and Usab Extension 4 (N.dollars 10.1 million) will also be serviced.
A total of 886 erven will be serviced in the process. These include both residential, industrial and institutional plots.
For the short term, a N.dollars 9 million water reservoir will be constructed, while another N.dollars 8 million will be used for an additional reservoir.
A combined N.dollars 38.2 million will be used to set up a sewerage treatment plant at the town, the plan further reveals.